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Headphone jack/on board speaker issue

Question: Headphone jack/on board speaker issue

I'm guessing that it's probably just a compatibility issue... or just how it is, but I'm curious:

I updated my laptop from Windows XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro a while back. It started out as just a minor inconvenience, but it's getting to be very annoying. When I plug in my external speakers (via the headphone jack) or my headphones, Windows doesn't automatically switch the sound output to the headphone jack. I have to manually switch it ("Manage Audio Devices"). The same is true for the reverse, when I unplug my headphones.

Is there any way around this, or is it likely an issue with the compatibility of my sound card?

Please and thank you!

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Answer: Headphone jack/on board speaker issue

Do you have the correct Windows 7 drivers for your Audio system? The XP drivers are not compatible and you need at a minimum Vista drivers as Vista and Windows 7 handle sound functions differently than XP.

On most newer "HD Audio" systems the jack is "auto sensing" and switches "logically". On many older PC systems that is a mechanical function with the jack.

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I had to have the hard drive replaced in my computer due to a defect in the drive. Ever since the hard drive was replaced, the head phone plug-in that is on the face of the tower does not work, but the speaker plug-in that is located in the back of the tower, works just fine.

I cannot figure out what is wrong. The audio driver installed for my system was obtained from the Dell website along with the majority of my other drivers.
Any help would be great.

System Information:
Dell Dimenstion E310 (Desktop)
Windows XP Professional SP3
Audio: Intel Integrated Audio
 

Answer:headphone jack not working... but speaker-jack work

Do you know if the front panel audio jack is plugged into the motherboard?
 

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Alright, so here's the problem. I just recently got this computer and plugged it into the VGA port and the sound wouldn't work. I plugged Logitech External Speakers into it and the computer didn't even acknowledge that it was there. I plugged in Headphones to see if those worked and they didn't aswell. I asked the guy who I got the computer from and he said that it (sound) would work when plugged in using HDMI. So I did that and the sound does work, but only through the TV speakers. It still doesn't acknowledge the speakers or the headphone s when plugged in. So I wen t and grabbed some other speakers I had and tried those and It still didn't recognize the speaker. My question is: How Do I Get My Computer To Recognize My Speakers? Any help would be much appreiciated. 

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I have a 2.1 speaker set attached to my laptop that does not have its own headphone jack. So in order to listen to headphones I have to unplug the 2.1 from the headphone jack and plug in the headphones. I tried a cheap splitter but that didn't sound good.

What I would like is something that had two jacks that allowed me to keep the 2.1 plugged in all the time in one jack and when I want to use the headphones I could just plug them into the other jack. I would like both jacks whether used together or solo to have the same sound quality as a single jack... with no degradation in sound.

Lastly, I would like to be able to mute the 2.1 (using volume control on the speaker set) and still get great controllable sound out of the jack that have the headphones plugged in.

Is there something like that? Thanks.

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Hello I've bought my Lenovo laptop about half a year ago. From the very beginning the headphone audio jack had some problems, there would be no sound when headphones are plugged in, however restarting the laptop usually helped. I have not had this problem for a few months until now. When I plug in headphones, no sound comes out and restarting the computer does not help. Furthermore, the sound of the laptop speakers seems to be a big different than it normally used to be - the sound is a bit lower and so to say ''dimmer''. Please let me know I could fix it.

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there is no headphone option on my ideapad 310 , only speakers option. i tried uninstalling the sound drivers and the re-installing them  but it proved to be  useless. now audio is being being played through headphones although my laptop has no headphone option on the "playback" tab ,,however after a while the headphone disconnects and then the sound comes out from the speakers again. I'm using windows 1064-bit. Hope anybody out there can help me out. thanks.

Answer:Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

Hi, Omarattia  ?
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
You can also start by flushing out all static, remove battery and AC adaptor and hold down power button for about 15 seconds.
 
Check the Playback Devices under Sound Properties (by going to Control Panel > Sound > Playback Devices and see if the Headphone is being set as the default playback device. If not, click on it and set it as the default playback device, try to play a sample sound and observe.
 
-Link to picture
 
Update us how it goes.
 
 
 
 
Regards,         
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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I've recently been having a problem with my headphones. The computer recognizes that I've plugged them in but it still uses the external speakers and there's no sound coming through the headphones. I've tried more than one pair of headphones and it still doesn't work. Restarting the computer worked once but not anymore. 










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Answer:Speaker/headphone/audio jack problem

There is usually a hardware switch in the socket, which is engaged when you put the plug in. Seems like it might be mechanically broken.

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does it do anything becasue i plugged in my headphones but I dont hear any sound coming out from it.. these is the one on the cd drive and their is also a volume adjuster next to it... but its not working. thanks _ John

Answer:whats the speaker headphone jack on the cd drive??

its analogue sound for cd's. its normally not used. in fact i think its been sort of obsolete since windows 98. there is an option somewhere in media player to disable digital sound for cd's or something along those lines which will probably allow you to use headphones on the front jack

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Hi,  I just made some driver update and windows ( windows anniversary ) update and after installing i do not have any sound with the built in spaker or with my headphone plugged with a jack anymore. But with a usb headphone it works! When i go to the Windows playback devices window there is no device present. I already update the Audio drivers and restart run the audio troubleshooting tool in Windows but nothing new it doesn't work. Gauthier  

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Answer:No sound from PC speaker, only headphone jack ( 8811-EWM )

Open the speaker control panel to make sure nothing is muted and volume is turned up

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What could be the problem ? as i want to be on Vista

Ive been on Sound device properties aswell and the green Jack shows up in the Properties menu but doesnt Do anything ?

Answer:Speaker/Headphone Jack dont work ?

Anyy Ideaa ?

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I have a pair of Logitech speakers with subwoofer and would like to connect them to my computer for surround sound using the computer's speakers as the front pair.  Using headphones I cannot find a way to make the computer speakers and the headphone play at the same time.  Please advise:Can I connect the logitech speakers as above? andif so, what software settings do I have to make?

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Answer:Headphone jack problems, can only hear out of one (or zero) speaker(s) at a time

Any chance of a broken headphone cable? Try with another set of headphones or speakers before blaming the computer.
 

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I purchased new earphone with mic & connected to my laptop, V570. But no sound is coming. Then i checked the earphone to mobile to check the output. It is working. But connecting with laptop is not working . Also a USB port next to it is also not functioning.  













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Answer:Audio combo jack vs headphone/earphone with mic and speaker connector

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
On your computer the audio jacks along with the USB port are mounted on a card that is separate from the motherboard.  The two are then connected with a ribbon cable.  If your headphone jack is inoperable with more than one pair of headphones and the USB port does not work would be a good indication of a problem with the card.   
 
Just to rule out a possible hardware conflict try doing a BIOS reset.  Just do this.......
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 4. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
 
If the reset did not correct the problem then I would suspect either the audio card is faulty or the ribbon cable has become disconnected.  In that case I would suggest you contact Lenovo Support for additional service especially if your warranty is still active.  You can find the phone number for Lenovo Support in your country or area by using the link below....http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/supportphonelist_alt1

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hi,i have a HP  Evo n610c laptop,   while i had the headphones plugged in i accidentally dropped the laptop..  To my utter total disappointment this left me with no sound in the headphones and in the internal speakers.. decided to take the laptop apart and found that the headphone jack has been ripped right of the main board...     like i say i have no sound through the normal internal speakers... does the laptop think it still has headphones pluged in?  Is there anyway i can disable it?,   its a shame to think that little headphone jack can destroy all the sound on my laptop.  Or do you think i can bypass the head phone socket with a new wire on the main board.. the only problem is it has quite a few solder  points where the socket originally snapped off..... Please help.

Answer:Hp Evo Laptop headphone jack fault. No internal speaker sound Help!

There may be more extensive damage than just the headphone jack.  Is it still under warranty?As far as soldering on a laptop mb, it's dicey at best.  Alan <>< 

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Hello Jimco,
I have a Dell 5548 with a 1080p touch screen, Core i5 &12GB of Ram. After updating to windows 10 I have had a number of issues with this laptop.
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2)The Headphone Jack is too tight. If I try too insert any earphones or headphones it will go in to a certain degree then i have to apply force but it still wont go in. If i try to apply more force it seems that it will break as there is a creaking sound. sound from the speakers isn't fine and i cant even use earphones :(
3) My laptop has a real sense camera and it just stops using its infrared sensors or depth sensors when setting up windows hello. It tells me to place my face in the centre of the screen and then no response even though i can see what the webcam is showing me. 
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Thanks!

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hi,
i encounter the same problem. my laptop is thinkpad e431. please help
 
Mod's Edit: Updated Subject line and moved post to the Thinkpad forum from the Lenovo Y & Z series notebook due to the difference in models.
 

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Hi,
My dell inspiron 14z 5423 no longer have sound from both the speakers and the earphone jack.
This happened after I replaced the Battery and also the hard disk from 500gb to 1TB and upgraded to windows 10.
Before this, I was using Windows 8.1 and everything was working well. I have returned it back to windows 8.1 but the no audio problem still persist.
Also, my speaker symbol on the task bar shows a "cross" sign with "no audio output installed" displaying when I hover on the speaker icon.
Please I need help. have tried all options i can think of including driver updates.
One more thing, the sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.

Thanks

Answer:No Sound From Speaker & Headphone Jack On my Dell Inspiron 14z 5423 After Chnaging BAttery and Hard Disk

pizzz4allthe sound driver are not showing up on the device manager window where other drivers are displayed.
Hello. Download this Win8.1 IDT audio driver for the Inspiron 14z 5423. There are two versions there -- get the one that says "File Format Hard Drive". Follow the installation instructions and see if the driver shows up in Device Manager.
If it doesn't, perform the PSA or ePSA sound test. If no sound during the test then there has been hardware failure. Could have happened during parts replacement.

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Thanks in advance

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My front headphone jack is not working. I've tried everything I know to fix it--no luck.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8100 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 206 GB (26 GB Free);
Motherboard: LENOVO, 30C7
Antivirus: Avira Antivirus, Enabled and Updated
 

Answer:Headphone Jack Issue

did you make sure the front headphones jack is plugged into the motherboard's header? Maybe it came loose?
 

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I SOLVED this in my reply below!

Hi everyone,

I have updated my Compaq Presario V3030CA to Windows 7 Home Premium and only since then I have not been able to use my headphone jack for audio.

I have read many threads on this issue in this forum and elsewhere on the Internet, tried several of the solutions offered but to no avail...

As with many others, I do get sound through the laptop speakers. When I plug in my (perfectly working) pair of headphones, the sound on the speakers does not turn off and of course I am not getting anything in my headphones.

Here is what I see when I go to the Control Panel/Sound. In Playback, I get Speakers - High Definition Audio Device - Default Device. Clicking on its Properties I see the High Definition Audio Device driver is from Microsoft. I have tried to disable, uninstal, update this driver but to no avail. I have also tried to replace it with other drivers recommended in different forums (including from the Compaq website) but that also did not work.

Back in the Playback window, I see the Digital Audio (S/PDIF) icon with Ready state. There is no Headphones icon even when I right click and Show Disabled Devices.

In the Recording pane, the Line in icon shows a status of Not Plugged in with a red arrow pointing downwards.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Mike

Complete laptop specs here:
Product Specifications Compaq Presario V3030CA Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (Canada - English)

Answer:Headphone jack issue in W7 ?!?

SOLVED!!!!!!!

I uninstalled the W7 audio drivers. I tried again to download the audio driver from Compaq (Select software and drivers Compaq Presario V3000 CTO Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)) but this time while I reinstalled that driver, I noticed that W7 was reinstalling its own drivers b/f the Compaq driver could be installed. So when the Compaq driver installation paused to ask me a question, I went back in Control Panel/Sound to again uninstall the W7 audio driver. I went back to the Compaq driver installation, let it finished and my headphones are now working!!!!!

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The laptop doesn't register headphones frequently- occasionally 'unplugs' randomly, or if they're moved/knocked a little. I've tried updating the audio drivers and using different headphones and that's not helped at all. I figure it's probably a hardware issue and I need to send it off to be fixed, but I'd rather avoid having to do that if I could. 

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Hi All: i have thus far been unable to confirm if the headphones jack on the right side is a headphones ONLY jack or a combo microphone/headphones jack.   It would make no sense to put in a headphones ONLY jack, but stranger things have happened in this world. I've seen conflicting reports.    May I ask for a definitive confirmation please? Thanks in advance.

Answer:X1 Carbon: Headphone jack or combo Microphone/Headphone jack?

It's crazy that the Lenovo site still doesn't have a X1 Carbon spec sheet. The photo in The Verge review gallery shows a combo jack. 

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Hello there,

The headphone jack on my laptop broke some time ago, so I had to buy a USB replacement jack. Under Windows XP this worked brilliantly, but since I've upgraded to Windows 7 (Home Premium, 32bit) I've been experiencing problems: namely, I have no control over the volume. Whether the volume is all the way up or just above zero, the sound is blaringly loud through the headphones. (I can still Mute the volume.) I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the jack via the Device Manager, but I haven't had any success. Help?
Thanks,
CxG

Answer:USB Headphone Jack Volume Issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cxg


Hello there,

The headphone jack on my laptop broke some time ago, so I had to buy a USB replacement jack. Under Windows XP this worked brilliantly, but since I've upgraded to Windows 7 (Home Premium, 32bit) I've been experiencing problems: namely, I have no control over the volume. Whether the volume is all the way up or just above zero, the sound is blaringly loud through the headphones. (I can still Mute the volume.) I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the jack via the Device Manager, but I haven't had any success. Help?
Thanks,
CxG


USB headsets' volumes are controlled by Windows via the drivers for said headset. IF the drivers are not installed or improperly installed, you may have a tough time doing anything with it.

Some headsets also have volume controls in-line on the cord. Is this the case for you?

What headset do you have?

Also check your device manager under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers. If your headset is actually listed there like it should be, it should not have any ! or ? symbols on it as well.

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i bought an Ideapad Z570 in June 2011.  i use a headphone often. However, the headphone jack won't go into the headphone port completely now and there are problems in listening. i checked with the jack of multimedia speakers and they won't go in completely either. Both the headphone and speakers work fine.  

Answer:z570- headphone jack issue

If this is the case with any make of headphone,have you taken it to the nearest service center?

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Answer:Headphone Jack Issue xps 15 9560

fcbjarro99,Click the link below to download and install the chipset drivers for your computer. Reboot the computer and then download and install the Audio drivers, reboot again. Also, right click on the volume control icon in the taskbar and choose playback devices. When your headphones are plugged in choose to make them the default device.Dell XPS 9560 Drivers, Downloads and Manuals

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I have made a post on this before but there have been some changes to the machine since then.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Audio/HP-Envy-Audio-issue/m-p/5259016#M69303 So here is my problem. Sometimes the audio will work fine, during these times I am happy with it.When playing audio over the main speakers with nothing in the audio jack, it will think there is something in the audio jack and route the audio there, so I cant hear anything. I can tell this is happening because the system volume control will now display the headphone level. It will also flicker between the speakers and headphone audio levels which is the only reason I noticed this.When the headphones are in, they tend to work more often than the main speaker. However it will also think that the headphones are not plugged in and switch back to the main speakers.Its common for it to switch between states rapidly and repeatedly for several seconds. The problem should not be related to the headphones I am using. I use 3 different pairs, all of which use the headphone jack and not USB (never tried usb or bluetooth audio actually). For some reason touching the case seems to matter. I dont know if its in my head or something, but oftend putting a little tension on the front of the case seems to help, like putting a dice under the left or right front rubber foot. So I have looked around and tried many solutions.I have tried upgrading to windows 10, problem remainedI have reinstalled the OS com... Read more

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Hello, I recently bought a Flex 2-14 with Windows 8.1 installed and upgraded it to Windows 10 (Education Version). I haven't tried the sound on the 8.1 system - directly upgraded to Windows 10.Symptoms:When I plug in headphones, the notebook doesn't recognize them. When I unmute/mute using the F1 keys sound comes through the headphone - terrible quality, though. When I change the volume using the F2/F3 keys that switches it back to the loud speakers and so on.It seems to me that the laptop doesn't recognize the headphones at all. When I look into the sound devices in the taskbar, there aren't any headphones listed.Failed attempts to solve the problem:Updating the drivers from the Lenovo website.Updating drivers from Realtek directly.Sleeping/waking the notebook.Turning off the multichannel option with the Realtek HD Audio-Manager.I think that's pretty much all I've tried so far.Most of the times the problem just stayed the same. Sometimes it wouldn't switch back to the speaker when pressing the F1/F2/F3 keys, but that is all that my attempts changed so far.I'm thankful for any hints!

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Hey, I have a flex 14 ideaPad and up until recently everything's been running smoothly audio-wise (when headphones were and were not plugged in), except for randomly a couple of days ago when I plugged headphones into the jack and no sound came through either the headphones or the speakers, although the headphones were detected by the laptop. When I unplugged them sound would come through the speakers again. I tried again with a different set of headphones but the problem reoccurred which lead me to believe the problem is with the laptop, after searching for solutions online I decided to delete and then reinstall the audio drive (Realtech HD Audio Manager). This fixed the problem for a couple of days but now the same problem has returned. I am confused as to whether this is a hardware/software based problem as when I reinstalled the driver it did solve the problem so it couldn't really be hardware related. Would anyone know what the problem is? Should I just keep on deleting and reinstalling the driver? Again the headphones are detected by the laptop, they do not appear as their own playback device though (is this always the case?) Thanks, Tiernan










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Answer:Flex 14 Headphone Jack/Audio Issue

The Realtek configuration on the Flex has Windows only show a single, common device for all the audio outputs.
 
Here's the latest Realtek driver. If the issue persists after, I would recommend a warranty call.
 
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsview.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownT...

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 I have an HP Probook 450 G1. I'm running Windows 7 (64 bit). I have the latest audio drivers (Intel HD audio). I usually use a headset with microphone, but suddenly it doesnt work. This is the second time this has happened, now 2 days in a row. The FIRST time audio would play out of my system, but not my headphones while plugged in. This time, while plugged in, audio does not play in my headphones, or from my system's speakers. Last time repeatedly juggling the same options seemed to eventually work. But this time....it isn't.  Furthermore, no settings have changed. I do not know what is causing the problem, or what the solution is. What SHOULD happen is that sound should play from my onboard speakers, and sound be recorded from the onboard microphone. When I plug in using 3.5 jack) headphones or microphone those devices should take over. http://i.imgur.com/tT5a4VX.jpg

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Just picked up my Yoga 2 Pro from best buy. Updated all drivers and BIOS, and the yellow screen issue does seem to be fixed. Thank you Lenovo!  Now, sometimes when I plug my headphones in, no sound will play on the headphones. Realtek recognizes that I plugged in headphones, but no sound will play through them. When I restart the computer it works fine.   Also, I have a USB 3.0 external HDD. I use this harddrive without any issues on my Lenovo Y400 using the USB 3.0 port.  The external HDD is a Rosewill RX-358 V2 Silver. There's no drivers or anything from the manufacturer and I did not need to install any drivers on my Y400.  After plugging it into the USB 3.0 port of the Yoga 2 Pro, the computer seems to recognize it, but doesn't install any drivers and under My PC (My Computer) an external drive does show up, but does not allow me to open or access it. After a few more tries the drive icon doesn't even show up nor does the drive spool up when I plug it in. However, plugging the external hdd into the USB 2.0 port works just fine. Windows instantly recognized the drive.  I have tried USB 2.0 flash drives with the USB 3.0 port so as far as I can tell the port is not broken.  Please help

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro Issue with Headphone jack and USB 3.0 external hdd not recognized

anyone?

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Hi all Been searching on the forum for solutions as I can see this can be an old issue but none of the solutions have worked for me so far. I got an Envy X2 11-g001tu (slate+keyboard dock) but the camera isn't working, I was using Windows 10 but downgrade to 8.1 to see if result were different. Drivers from HP support don't seem to resolve the issue (sp63677.exe driver pack for chipset, camera and graphics). I've also tried downgrading to Win 8.1 but didn't work. EVery time the camera is accessed I get the message: Connect a camera (none of the 2 cameras, front or back work). Have tried with driver updater software but nothing still. Also, the headphone jack in the keyboard dock doesn't work either (it used to work before the upgrade), only the jack in the slate itself works well. Any help is appreciated, thanks.

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Hi Guys, I got a brand new U160 today and love it, but there's a loud static hiss coming from my headphones when plugged into the headphone jack.  I'm sure it's not an issue with my headphones itself because there's no hiss with other laptops or ipods.  This hiss is present regardless of the volume level and is still there even when on mute. Can someone please help me out here?  Is it simply a matter of re-installing the drivers?  The default audio drivers are Realtek 6.0.1.6093 which is the latest. Thanks in advance.

Answer:ideapad U160 headphone jack static issue

I tried re-installing the drivers and also rolling back the drivers but nothing worked.  Does anyone own the U160 and have the same problem?

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so if i want to listen to music with headphones i gotta do this to get a balanced audio output   it was working fine then one day just went all weird.theres been several installs of windows since this happend and it does it under linux as well.would actualy like to fix this  speacialy since im running some nice senhizers now... 

Answer:audio balance issue with anything pluged into headphone jack (t430)

Hi 1ajs,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
May I know the current version of Audio driver which you have installed in your system?
 
Check setting the BIOS to factory default & to proceed with this, boot the system into BIOS by tapping F1 key on Lenovo logo, press F9 key to set the BIOS to default & F10 to save and exit.
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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Hi! Thank you for taking the time to read this & hopefully help me resolve my issue. May the records state that I'm not the most experienced with computer hardware, but I'm interested in it and have been learning through my friends.
That aside, I recently got a Logitech G230 Stereo Gaming Headset. I've been plugging it into the audio/microphone jacks in the rear of my tower, and they've worked fine.
// Really great headset, by the way; very comfortable and I have no complaints about it as of yet.
Recently, upon cleaning out my tower, I found that there are audio/microphone jacks on the front panel. Who knew? I never really explored my computer tower so this was a neat find for me. I decided to see if my headset would work through them, and lo and behold, the feedback volume was significantly lower than it was in the rear jacks. To my dismay, I couldn't find out why this was, and Google ceased to give me the solution I desired.
Help is welcomed with open arms!

Answer:Front Panel Headphone Jack - Poor feedback issue

I'm not sure of what you are saying. Are you saying the sound volume in the headset is lower than it is plugging into the rear Green speaker jack?

There can be a sound level difference, depending on the impedance of the particular headset. The Green speaker jack on the rear is designed to feed a speaker system which will have a different impedance than headsets. Thus there can be a difference in the sound level.

Dell does not list the technical impedance specs for this model so I can't say for sure what the Speaker and Headphone jack impedances are.

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I've searched the forum as best I could and didn't find this issue being addressed. So, sometimes I listen to music with the headphones or even after a Skype call, I leave the headphone jack plugged in. If I put the laptop to sleep and wake it back up, unplugging the headphones will not return my sound setting back to the integrated speakers; I can only hear any sound if I plug the headphones back. I tried logging off and on again: no change. I tried to disable and re-enable "Realtek High Definition Audio" in Device Manager: no change. Uninstalling and re-installing it wouldn't be a proper solution if it had to be done all the time. The only thing that returns it back to normal is turning it off and on again... typical I.T. solution. Was there a driver update to fix this? Speaking of driver updates, I assume I can't find any BIOS update or any driver updates for the ideaPad due to the Sandy Bridge recall?? UPDATE: Sorry... found the consumer support lenovo sub domain site which is different from the IBM one... argh..













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Answer:Y560P sound card issue: sleep mode & headphone jack plugged in

Updated the sound drivers, still no change. Does the same thing.

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I have a T500 - 2081CTO, and in the last week or less, the headphone jack has stopped working. There was a windows update recently so I'm assuming that's the culprit. I typically let it do it's auto-update thing without paying much attention, so I don't know what exactly changed or why it would kill the headphone jack. I've tried looking for Conextant drivers, but those don't seem to have changed since 2011. Win8 and the T500 has always been a bit flaky, but this at least has always worked. How can I test that it's the software and not a hardware issue? And if it is software related, what do I need to fix it?

Answer:Win8/T500 headphone jack stopped working. Conextant Audio Software issue?

Following the suggestion of my beloved brother, I stepped back through restore points and found one 2 weeks ago where sound still works. Since that time, I had installed a Java Dev Kit, SVN, redistributable C++, pando media booster, and Firefox. I'm leaning towards PMB being the culprit, but it's hard to say exactly. Windows critical updates (the first step back) didn't change anything.

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Whenever I plug in my headphones into the jack, I no longer get a notification telling me my headphones are plugged in and Audio comes out of both the Headphones and the laptop speakers. This happend recently and didn't happen before. I have tried multiple headphones, all to the same effect. I am thinking this is a hardware issue. Does anybody have any solutions to fix? 

Answer:Both Speakers and Headphone play sound when headphone is plugged into Jack

Dear AlvinLee
 
Welcome in lenovo community
 
Method A:
1.  Go to the Control Panel by right click the bottom left corner in "Desktop" mode.
2.  Search for "Realtek HD Audio Manager".
3.  Set the headphone as communication device (see image below).
 
 
 
Also please let me know if you can hear also the sound from the headphone itself
 
Thanks
Alaa





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Hello,
 
I just purchased a new notebook, and I have a bit of a problem. When I plug headphones into the side headphone jack, the sound quality is downright terrible. Very shortly I noticed that it didn't sound as good/decent as my older notebook.
 
The speakers seem to sound fine, well you know - as good as laptops can sound. 
 
Right now I have two notebooks side by side: 
a friends Samsung Series 3 (NP300E5C), with Windows 8 (upgraded from W7) / Microsoft High Definition audio
my Toshiba L50 Windows 8 / Realteck High Definition
 
I dont have my older notebook anymore, but I do remember it sounding better. Comparing this Toshiba to the Samsung (both sitting on the desk side-by-side), the Toshiba sounds a little better through the speakers, but there is no comparison with the headphone - The Samsung is pretty decent while the Toshiba makes me cry. 
 
Now granted, I'm not expecting a symphony, but if I cant solve this I'm going to have to sell the Toshiba.
 
I've tried uninstalling Realtek, but I couldn't get the sound to work.
Re-installing Realtek solved nothing
 
One thing I noticed, there is no 'headphone' icon in the device manager (Control Panel > Hardware & Sound > Sound / or simply right click the audio icon in the taskbar). Are the headphones not high definition or something?
screen capture: http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7956/chm5.png
 
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Answer:Unacceptable headphone jack sound quality - no headphone icon

Well, I just went to Realtek's official website and installed their audio driver - still no luck.
 

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Hello Eight Forums.

My trouble is the audio output through headphones - background is louder than foreground (especially in music - I often cannot hear the vocals at all; movies however are mostly fine, for reasons unknown to me; but generally, the sound is always different in some way).

I only have one pair of headphones to test it with. However these always worked fine with previous machines, and still do work fine with my iPhone 4. Although they are surely not the case, I cannot with confidence say that if it were a loudspeaker instead things wouldn't have been different.

So this is either a software or a hardware issue.

Software

My computer (details at the bottom) came with a SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3 equalizer program and RealTek High Def Audio drivers. I've uninstalled SoundBlaster hoping it would fix the issue (I didn't need an extra program like that anyway) but alas to no avail. Updating the RealTek drivers did no good still.

The only thing I haven't touched is the ghostly NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (can it be the source of my trouble?) - I only first noticed it now when copy/pasting the Belarc data. I'll try and find out about it in the meanwhile.

Hardware

I wonder if it perhaps has something to do with my audio jack (laptop's brand new, but you can never know). I have what appears to be mic, headphone, S/PDIF and line in jacks... Is there a way to use the microphone or the line-in to test the headphones? To see if the headphone out is broken.

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Answer:Messed up headphone audio; want to check headphone jack

First, the "My System Specs" is where you fill in what you have.

Does the internal speakers on the laptop work? Is the audio OK on the internal speakers?

The SoundBlaster program(s) is a software enhancement to the basic audio chip (ReaklTek). Many PC's now come with some type of enhancement such as the SoundBlaster or in the case of HP PC's its "Beats Audio".

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hi !
ASUS X42F, laptop with combined microphone in / headphone out jack,
how can i connect both a microphone & a headphone ?

Answer:Laptop with combined mic/headphone jack, how to connect both mic & headphone ?

I haven't used one that had the port as a combined unit but I would assume you would need a headphone set with mic that has combined wiring, such as sets used for cell phones and such. You can also purchase an adapter that will split the port into 2 ports for mic and headphones.
Hope that gives you an idea
Lee

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I have Lenovo 3000 Y410 laptop having Windows 7 Home Premium installed on it. Realtek HD Audio latest driver is installed. But from the last 3 days, when I connect headphone through laptop, following things happen : -
1) Headphone connected popup doesn't show up.
2) Mic of Headphone connected pop shows up.



3) When I play video, sound coming from both headphone & laptop speakers.
4) When I mute sound by muting sound icon in taskbar, sound then comes only from headphone.





What I have tried?
1) Installed new Realtek HD Audio Manager.
2) Installed OS again.
3) Tried to change settings in Realtek Hd Audio Manager. But Nothing changes.

When I input headphone & mic jacks into laptop, & then check Realtek HD Audio Manager. The following image shows this : -


The green in realtek hd audio manager is for headphone & red is for mic. In the image, it is shown that headphone not connected & mic connected. But even headphone not connected shows up, sound coming form headphone.

I want to get sound from only headphone when headphone is connected. Is this a hardware problem ?

Please help....

Answer:Sound coming from both headphone & speaker but headphone is not detect

My Realtek HD Audio Manager has more options than yours.

Also, I notice you only have the microphone in the Recording Section of the Sound Panel. RIGHT click in an empty space in that Panel and then LEFT click Show Disabled and Disconnected devices. The Stereo Mix should be shown and you can enable that and make it the default Recording device.

Where did you get the RealTek driver that you installed? If you are not using the Lenovo supplied sound driver, get that and install it as a first step. I have a Lenovo Laptop and it has Stereo Mix and other functions. I haven't looked at the RealTek HD manager so I'm not sure what all it shows.

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Well, I uninstalled my audio drivers and noticed that there was a red led shining from inside the 3.5mm headphone jack, which I assume is a mini optical audio (digital) combo 3.5mm audio (analog) jack, and I am figuring that it determins if there is an optical plug or not using drivers, which is why it turned on when I unistalled my audio drivers. I would like to know for sure before I go and buy a mini optical to toslink adpater cable so I can get better audio quality out (the digital interface does not suffer from the interference that the analog does right?). I did some research (research is a bit of an overstatement) and found no sites that mentioned it, so I have decided to turn to the forums. So, is this an optical jack combo? And, how will it work in terms of the drivers, will it just auto select? Thanks.

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Hi, I just bought a dell 5567 laptop. The problem is that when I try to connect ordinary 3.5mm earphones  to my laptop's headphone port it doesn't go all the way in. Do I need an adapter for this?

Answer:3.5 mm headphone jack won't fit in headphone/mic combo jack.

JSmith887Do I need an adapter for this?
No it should go in. We have been getting reports of tight jacks. Don't know if it's a quality control issue. Try some different ones and insert more firmly than normally.
If none will go in all the way, but you do hear the audio, I wouldn't be too concerned. If not getting audio (the selection popup does not appear) because it won't go in, then contact tech support or send it back.

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Hello Forum, I hope I'm posting this in the right place...? 


 
My device:G780 Notebook (M843RGE I3-2370M), Windows 7
Audio Driver: Conexant Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Version  8.54.32.50 (Smart Audio: 6.0.131.0) 
 
Situation:My headphone jack is broken. Repair is too expensive. Instead, I want to redirect the audio signal to the microphone jack.
 
Problem:This seems not to be possible with my SmartAudio interface (Screenshot below). But I found a screenshot of exactly the function I need called "Jack Configuration" in the Help section (second screenshot below). It looks like I dont have the right system configuration (whatever that means, I'm not an IT/PC expert ...) to use this feature.
 
My question:
Is there any way I can reconfigure the audio jacks on my notebook? Do I need another Conexant Audio Driver software and if yes, which one? 
 
I'm grateful for any helpful reaction! 
Sebastian
 
 
Pic 1: SmartAudio Interface on my device
 

 
Pic 2: SmartAudio Interface shown in Help with Jack Configuration 
 
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Answer:G780 broken Headphone Jack / Audio Jack Configuration?

 
My device:G780 Notebook (M843RGE I3-2370M), Windows 7
Audio Driver: Conexant Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Version  8.54.32.50 (Smart Audio: 6.0.131.0) 
 
Situation:My headphone jack is broken. Repair is too expensive. Instead, I want to redirect the audio signal to the microphone jack.
 
Problem:This seems not to be possible with my SmartAudio interface (Screenshot below). But I found a screenshot of exactly the function I need called "Jack Configuration" in the Help section (second screenshot below). It looks like I dont have the right system configuration (whatever that means, I'm not an IT/PC expert ...) to use this feature.
 
My question:
Is there any way I can reconfigure the audio jacks on my notebook? Do I need another Conexant Audio Driver software and if yes, which one? 
 
I'm grateful for any helpful reaction! 
Sebastian
 
 
Pic 1: SmartAudio Interface on my device
 

 
Pic 2: SmartAudio Interface shown in Help with Jack Configuration 
 
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Hello all, My device:Lenovo G700 Notebook (00258-61457-41252-AAOEM), Windows 8.1, IDT Audio Driver Situation:My headphone jack is broken. A repair might be too expensive. I'd rather disable jack and to play sound via speakers Problem:My small daughter has broken headphone jack and it got stuck inside the notebook. I can't get it out so my computer still thinks that headohones are turned on. That's way  I can't get any sound through internal speakers. My question:Is there any fast way I can reconfigure the audio jakc or how to disable it (maybe in windows registry) on my notebook to be able to hear some sounds?   Thanks in advance.I will be grateful for any helpful advice! Jaroslav

Answer:Broken headphone jack got stuck in a plug, how to disable jack?

 My device:Lenovo G700 Notebook (00258-61457-41252-AAOEM), Windows 8.1, IDT Audio Driver Situation:My headphone jack is broken. A repair might be too expensive. I'd rather disable jack and to play sound via speakers Problem:My small daughter has broken headphone jack and it got stuck inside the notebook. I can't get it out so my computer still thinks that headohones are turned on. That's way  I can't get any sound through internal speakers. My question:Is there any fast way I can reconfigure the audio jakc or how to disable it (maybe in windows registry) on my notebook to be able to hear some sounds?   Thanks in advance.I will be grateful for any helpful advice! Jaroslav

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Standard headphone that fits iPhone and other laptops will not plug all the way into jack.  Audio continues to come from speakers.  I'm finding many others across boards that have this same issue.  HP says 3.5 will fit but it does not.

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Really need help, im a DJ and use this laptop for it!! My headphones only have sound coming from 1 side, ive tried reinstalling drivers etc and everything else ive read online.  I need this resolved ASAP so any help is appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Headphone jack only plays out 1 headphone (Right side)

Hi @chadhogan121 Welcome to the HP Support Community! I saw your post regarding the problems with sound only coming out on one side of the headphones. I will be happy to help you with that. Have you tried a different set of headphones to see if the same thing happens? This HP document No Sound from Speaker will show you how to use the built-in Windows troubleshooter. Give that a try.

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  First time ive ever had this happen with any sort of electornics.....the headphone jack on a new pair of turtle beach headphones somehow got bent and before i realized the danger it broke off inside the output for the headphones on my AW 15 R3.   computer is less than a month away from the store....grrrrrrr   what are my options.....thanks....Tom Schuster

Answer:headphone jack broken off in headphone plug in

TOMMYSS,
If you purchased complete care from Dell you can call into Dell Alienware Support at 1 (877) 330-9732. If you did not you can possibly take it back to the store you purchased it from to see if they can help you. You can also try removing it yourself. Just make sure that it is unplugged before attempting to remove it.

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HI I am facing audio problem for the last few months. when i install window 7 its automatically install audio driver which plays built in laptop speaker but exteranl headphone/microphone do not play sound. Same like this if i install given audio driver of hp probook 6550b which is sp48147 then headphone play sound but spearkers do not. I have installed windows many times to solve this issue but still this problem is existing. Please help in resolving this issue

Answer:Laptop speaker play sound but external headphone or speaker ...

Hi, Please try to enable it using the following steps (a) Right click the speaker icon,(b) Click Playback devices.(c) Right click External speakers (or similar) ,              (d) Click Enable,(e) Click Apply/Ok Regards.

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My speakers on my Yoga 2 Pro work fine.  Today, I plugged in headphones and only sound came through the right ear side.  I checked the headphones themselves with my phone and they worked fine.  I got earbuds out to test them.  The earbuds had sound only coming out on the left side.  Again, tested the earbuds with my phone and they worked fine.  It is the headphone jack in the Yoga Pro for sure.  Suggestions?  

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I want to record live audio captured on a audio switchboard to surface but there is no line in jack.

Answer:Can I use the headphone jack on my microsoft surface as a line in jack?

I don't think so. I believe its a line out only. Maybe someone else will have more definitive info for you.

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I just got a Lenovo N585, and I've got to say it's one confusing laptop, at least for me. Well I tried plugging in my headphones into the head phone jack, and its works externally, but there is no sound coming out of my head phones. I am wondering if theres some program I have to run to make it work correctly. Also why is there not a microphone jack?

Answer:No microphone jack and my headphone jack isn't working. N858

Hi Awkwardness2,
 
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
the machine has combo audio jack ,which is 1 socket for the speakers and the microphone
you need to buy a new headphone with combo audio jack or get an adapter to fix this issue
 
let me know if that fix the issue or not
Regards,
Ayman
 

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I purchased  a  3.5mm 4 Position TRRS Male to 2x 3 Position TRS Female Headset Splitter Adapter for my hyperx cloud headphones to plug into my XPS 15, except the microphone isn't working when its plugged in.
When I plug them in a window comes up 'which device did you plug in?' Mic in, Line in, Dell Devices (lists random unknown devices to me), Headphones/headset - headphones medium, external speakers - external speakers medium. Are these details correct? should something about the microphone come up also? I go to sound options, recording and it's still using the microphone in the laptop.
I tested the headphones on another laptop without the jack and the microphone on the headset is working great. So it's either the splitter isn't doing it's job... or something to do with the laptop, any ideas?

Answer:XPS 15 9560 Headphone jack function as a mic jack?

Well for your case, the headSET option would be correct, since that means a device that offers both headphones (audio out) and a mic -- but note that you do apparently also have a Mic In option, though this would prevent audio output to the headphones.  However, if selecting the headset option isn't working, the issue with the TRRS "standard" is that it isn't a standard. The industry never agreed on which pins would be used for which connectors (Ground, Mic, Left Audio, Right Audio).  I think Samsung did it one way and Apple did it another, for example, and this of course causes interoperability issues.  So if choosing "headset" isn't working, it's probably because the XPS is expecting Option A and your splitter is wired for Option B.Theoretically, given that the audio chipset allows the pins to be dynamically assigned to various purposes depending on the device that's plugged in, it MIGHT be possible to have a "Headset" and "Headset (Alternate Mode)" device option in order to accommodate both TRRS configurations, but I seem to recall one of the TRRS implementation differences being where the Ground pin was placed, and maybe that pin can't be reassigned simply via software, which might explain the absence of such an option. Sorry!

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Hi,

I am using a Tiny Media Notebook PIII, 700, Windows 98 SE. The computer is about four years old, and by now the headphone jack, which I use as my sound out port, is about fryed. The contacts have deteriated, and I can not replace the jack, as it is connected to the motherboard. Thus, aside from opting for a usb sound out, such as taking up the Soundblaster MP3+ option, I was wondering if I could reprogram the way in which sound is connected to external devices such as headphones. There are three jacks on the front of my computer: the headphone jack, the microphone jack and er I think it is a line out jack - the later jack which I have never used. Is there anyway I can swop/substitute the connection via the headphone jack say for the microphone jack or line out jack. Is there anyway I could do this?
 

Answer:Substituting the headphone jack with the microphone jack

No, afraid not. Each jack has it's own circuitry which provides for the needed resistance and other parameters. What you could do, if you got to the mobo itself, is to physically replace the jack but that's a major pain on a laptop.

You can try two things, one is to use alcohol and a Q-Tip to thoroughly clean the jack, then use a small bit of steel wool to sand inside with and then again with the alcohol and two, if the jack's worn too big for a tight connection, is to go to Radio Shack and buy a plug in adapter for that size jack. Some come with a slightly oversized male end and then you could plug into the female end and have a tight connection.
 

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I'd like to plug my speakers into the back speaker jack and headphones to the front jack. I can't do this and have both work at the same time. I have a cheapo Insight speaker with a volume puck that lets me plug a headphone jack but then the speakers turn off.

Seems to me with front panel and rear panel jacks I should be able to do this but so far, I'm stumped.

Any ideas?

Answer:How to configure headphone jack and speak jack together

Depends on the sound card you got. Realtek HD Audio Manager has a Device Advanced Settings option at top right, You can un-tick "Mute rear output ..." and see if it works.

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rEcently posted this click here and eventually bought this click hereNext question can I just connect the headphone socket of the recording unit to the PC audio socket using something like this click hereIf so which colour socket would I insert the jack into on the PC?

Answer:Headphone jack to PC audio jack.

If the Recorder as a output jack, you need by one that as that size of jack, also check if it needs stereo or mono to a input jack that is stereo to fit the input of the Laptop i.e microphone jack socket

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I used to be able to reset the jack using the Sigmatel Control Panel in Windows Vista, but it seems to have disappeared after the upgrade.

I don't use my front jack for my mike because it's damaged.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Win 7 RC detects mic jack as speaker jack.

You need to install new drivers for Win7...
What brand is your card?

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Question: Headphone jack

Hey there I have a Thinkpad Edge E540, and over the last day or so the headphone jack seems to be loose and I am getting intermittent poor sound.  Is this easy to fix or covered by the standard warranty? Thanks!

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So I just got a Lenovo laptop yesterday for the very first time and I'm having some issues with it.  I stick my external speakers into it, and it does not recognize they are there.  The same goes for headphones.  I even tried plugging them in and going into Playback Devices, but nothing pops up.  What do I need to fix this?  I mean, the audio is good, but not even close to being as good with actual speakers plugged in, especially when listening to music. Oh, if it matters, it is a P500.

Answer:I need some help with my headphone jack

Anyone?

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Question: Headphone Jack??

I have a GW M6307 with Vista HP 32bit. The headphone jack has suddenly stopped working.
I have done a restore back to when it was working..uninstalled and reinstalled audio drivers without results. The IDT control panel indicates something else is plugged into the jack both for the mic and HP. I also reinstalled the MS audio drivers that came with the machine. I cannot find any default anywhere to change any setting regarding this. The laptop speakers work but the default to HP when plugged in does not. The speakers conitnue to play with no sound in the HP.There are no indications of a loose connection and the laptop sits on a desk most of the time. I realize this could be a hardware failure but it's hard to believe and I know the headphones work with other devices.
Does any know where a default setting exists or how to confirm a hardware failure??

Answer:Headphone Jack??

If the HP works on other devices ..then its Ok....
So must be your pc .......
Go to device manager ... uninstall the sound card driver ... REBOOT IMMEDIATELY..."Let your pc install the original driver back"...
(BTW..When its plugged in..try to wiggle the cable ..see if it make any connection.?)

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Question: Headphone Jack

I accidentally broke a headphone plug off in the jack of my Gateway NE56R31 laptop. I have tried several different methods of removing it. One method included superglue which I am pretty sure has now glued the piece in. I am looking for suggestions for removing the plug or disabling the jack so that I have sound on my computer. Would a pair of USB headphones work? I mostly only use headphones when using my laptop. Thank you.
 

Answer:Headphone Jack

With the plug superglued into the jack, now the only way to fix the issue is with a replacement system board for the laptop. I don't know that USB or Bluetooth headphones would provide sound.
 

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I have an HP Pavilion x360.  What size headphone jack is in it?  I have tried plugging normal earbuds into the jack, but they are too big.

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i am unable to plug headphones into my laptop. Settings in sounds are greyed out and do not allow my to disable or connect headphones.I can connect speakers through the headphone jack fine. Troubleshooting says" no headphones connected"Solution?

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Question: HEADPHONE JACK

MY HEADPHONE JACK IS BROKEN I WAND AN ESTIMATED COST TO FIX IT AS LOCAL DEALERS ARE NOT HELPING 

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Question: headphone jack

While Im in the question mood can anyone tell me why on the two computers I've had the front headphone jack doesn't work? When I asked the tech he said they've never gotten them to work and they've talked to the manufactures who couldn't answer them either. I can plug them in on the back and theywork but they just aren't long enough.
 

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Hey

I have a Acer TravelMate 3260. Its about a year or so old, and I am having problems with the headphone jack. For some programs it will work and others it will not. Sometimes I have to put the laptop to sleep and turn it back on before the headphones will work. Now, I have all my music on Windows Media Player, and the headphones will not work when I plug them in. I cant hear any of my music. But I can hear the sounds of the keyboard when I type, if that makes sense, the sound of the keys seems to be louder. I just want my headphones to work with windows media. There is nothing wrong with the headphones themself because they are new and work with everything else.

Please can some one help me!

Regards
Meagan
 

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Hello !My headphone jack is not working properly . when in plug in a headset it paly the sound but backgroud sound are so high and the voices of singers are two low. i changed the and tried 7 different headset but same result. all 7 headset are working properly in other devices.i repeat . the laptop detect the headphone but sound is not okexample if u listen a song then the voice of a singer is to low as the voice is a background music and the music play like its the voicei hope you understand

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Question: LED HeadPhone Jack

Dear All, Lenovo Y410, there have a red LED on Headphone jack,  but there is no microphone LED light, ? Thanks





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Answer:LED HeadPhone Jack

HiIf the red LED is inside the headphone socket then this is for optical out, i.e. connecting your laptop to a surround sound amplifier using an optical cable and the red LED light isn't for finding the connection in the dark but is for carrying digital data.   The microphone socket doesn't output digital audio so it has no LED light inside it.RegardsPhil

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Question: Headphone Jack FAQ

This FAQ has 7 sections:1. Failed Sense Pin in Laptops with HD Audio2. How to Use Diagnostics to Help Confirm a Bad Sense Pin3. Problems on Older Models with AC97 Audio4. A List of Laptop Models with and without Replaceable Audio Jacks5. Some Workarounds for a Failed Sense Pin6. Combo (Headset) Jacks
7. Communication Headphones***********************************************************************************************l. Failed Sense Pin in Laptops with HD Audio -- [this section does not apply to older laptops with AC97 audio -- see Section 3]Dell laptops with HD audio (all models since 2006) utilize switching technology in the headphone jack, which is somewhat complicated. In addition to the usual mechanical parts, the jack uses current & impedance-sensing circuitry to trigger software configuration and switching (to send the audio signal to the speakers). These techniques are called the "sense pin" in this article. When the "sense pin" fails then there is usually this combination of symptoms:    * Speakers don't work and are not muted or deselected    * Headphone jack does work    * Reinstalling audio driver does not help    * Audio test in Dell 32-bit Diagnostics passes, or the speakers work in PSA tests    * On models with 2 headphone jacks, one may be "checked" in the control panel as if in use    * Sometimes but not always, a very gentle wigg... Read more

Answer:Headphone Jack FAQ

Please do not reply in this thread which is a FAQ.
If you have comments or questions please start a new thread.
Thanks, I appreciate it.

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Hey there, I've so I think there must be a problem with my headphone jack, for some reason when I connect my headphone to the jack, I can always only hear on one side of the headphone. I can only hear on both sides when I apply some force to the jack, pushing it to the left and I would have to hold it to that position to get it working properly. I forgot since when I had this problem, but it has been like this for quite some time. and when I plug in the same set of headphones to my phone, it works just fine. I've tried this with 3 different headphones and a pair earphones and the problem still persists, so I'm assuiming it is the jack port that is faulty. I've been okay with having this problem because I would always usually just plug in both headphone and audio jacks in the cpu and insert a pen in between both the jacks, having the headphone jack pushed to the left all the time and making it always work. But just recenly I bought an external kareoke microphone which I planned on using to beatbox with, and when I record and playback, I can only hear from the left side of my headphone. Kinda ticks me off because I've spent a lot of money on my headphones, microphone and microphone jack converter but I still can't get the best out of my products. Plus, I would always switch from speakers to headphones, depending on whether I'm listening to music or gaming. What should I do? :/ (Sorry if I've sent any irrelevant information or my English is bad) 

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Hey guys,
So I bought a XPS 15 9560 16gig ram, with 512 ssd, i7 FHD screen, it arrived 5 days ago and I loved it, its simply the best laptop ever. However, I am met with a strange issue, my headphone jack is useless, not as in the widespread problem with it but its physically useless, every headphone I tried to plug in, is literally not pluging in, like it will go in and just fall out...
So out of curiousity I took some pictures of the headphone jack and put flashlight next to it to see what is going on, and this is what I got:
Is this suppose to be like this? Am I doing something wrong? or am I right for assuming the worst is that dell didn't physically put a headphone jack assembly in my laptop? Please help.
Thanks, oh and if it is the latter, I'm going to return it and never touch dell ever again, its quite insane how poor the QA is.
Jack

Answer:XPS 15 Headphone jack

Hard to tell from the picture, but can you see the actual plug in the opening?  Maybe it wasn't secured internally.

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Question: headphone jack

my front headphone jack on my windows xp has gotten the tip of a headphone piece stuck in it how do i disable my front headphone jack

Answer:headphone jack

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you tried to pull it out carefully?

Right click on speaker icon in task bar > Playback device s>right click on Headphones > click disable.

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My right headphone speaker wont work. I have had problems with there being no audio before but all i had to do was reboot my computer. But now im only hearing it out my left headphone. Is there a fix for it?

Answer:Right headphone speaker out

Have you tried the headphone is some other device to make sure it's not the headphone or a dirty plug on the headphone? Also wiggle the plug in the jack and see if you get the right side to work.

Finally, check the balance, if you have one in case it's set to left only. On my system, if I doubleclick on the speaker icon in the Sound Panel, another panel comes up and in the Levels section there is an option for L/R Balance.

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O.K I've had this problem for a while now. All I want to do is have my headphone to have a different audio stream than my speakers so that I can talk to a friend through my headset and receive the voice audio, but to also have through my speakers sound from other programs. Basically I just want the system to recognise the speaker and my headphone as different output devices instead of tieing them together. The software I'm using is Realtek Audio Manager and it hasn't been helpful whatsoever, I've had two computers and I've had the same problem with them both.

Answer:Headphone and Speaker

Originally Posted by Cal360


O.K I've had this problem for a while now. All I want to do is have my headphone to have a different audio stream than my speakers so that I can talk to a friend through my headset and receive the voice audio, but to also have through my speakers sound from other programs. Basically I just want the system to recognise the speaker and my headphone as different output devices instead of tieing them together. The software I'm using is Realtek Audio Manager and it hasn't been helpful whatsoever, I've had two computers and I've had the same problem with them both.



Hi Cal360,

Welcome to the forum

This is an interesting request I know that it is possible to have 2 or more sounds coming out of the same speakers, but to separate these sounds??

The only way I can think that this might work would be to use 2 soundcards, a quick search through the net shows that this might well work, I am not so sure, so I am going to try it (if I can find my old soundcard) I'll let you know the result

Pooch

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Hi...in my WinXP, i was able to use both headphones and speakers together, but here in Windows 8 I find the option to only use one of them at at time. Is there a setting which can play automatically with headphone/speaker whichever is plugged in or do I need to change the default everytime I plug in a device? Thanks

Answer:Speaker and headphone together

With a Dell you are, in most cases, limited to the available Dell sound drivers. Non-Dell sound drivers in most cases either do not work or do now work correctly. For example the generic Windows/Microsoft installed HD Audio Codec sound driver is just a basic function driver and does not have any extra options such as speaker configuration.

Download the available Dell Vista/Win7 driver (it will work for Win8) four your specific model and then check to see if you have the speaker option. This assumes there is a Dell driver for your model. You failed to include your Dell model number so I can't check or link you directly to the driver. Dell drivers are at www.support.dell.com

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I have been using the headphones for sometime but after a few days, when listening to music on the media player, it says "An audio device was disconnected or reconfigured. Verify the audio device is connected, aand then try to play the item again". Why doesn't it change to speaker? HELP PLEASE this is scaring me

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hi, when i plugin earphone/ headphone jack my Laptop speakers do not mute. i can hear the sound in ear phones. please suggest a solution. Thanks













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Answer:E5-471-34VF headphone jack

Re-installing the drivers from realtek site worked for me. first i downloaded it from some link in other forum and my windows crashed. I restored window to previous version and downloaded drivers from realtek site and when i plugin my earphone it asked me what type of input is this i selected headphone and it worked. Thank you all for your support and concern. Keep up the good work.

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My headphone jack is broken. Sometimes if the headset is in just right you get sound for a second but then you l loose it. What do I need to do to get it fixed?

Answer:Broken Headphone Jack

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bboy4liberty


My headphone jack is broken. Sometimes if the headset is in just right you get sound for a second but then you l loose it. What do I need to do to get it fixed?


Assuming it isnt under warranty your best bet is to take it to a pro especially if it is a laptop.

There is a workaround. You could get a USB headset, or a mini din to USB converter.

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Well, I have a new computer. And I recently bought a Headset & Microphone, to play games with. It was all working perfect, until my brother plugged in the Headset plug, into the microphone port. And I disconnected it because it was wrong. Then, when I went to plug it into the Headset Port, it wouldn't read.

I've checked the headset to see if it was the plug, but it wasn't. I opened my computer to check if the connections to the port are okay, and they are. I believe it might be a software issue, but not sure as to what to do now.

Many thanks if you can help me.

~ Nino

Answer:Headphone Jack Not Working

I tend to think it's a hardware problem, but to make sure open up your Device Manager and expand all of the +'s. Look for yellow exclamation points. That would indicate the problem device. Also check your sound and microphone configuration. I know this link is for skype, but it addresses the same problem and has pretty detailed solutionshttp://www.skype.com/help/guides

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Hey everybody, I have a very important question. My tablet's headphone jack is having a problem, and no matter what headphones I use when I turn the volume all the way up, it only has the volume of turning it about 1/4 or 1/5 of the way up. When it happened I was playing my guitar to some music, and I have the volume up all the way so I could still hear the music over the guitar. But then I heard some static and the sound went out. My first thought was that YouTube messed up and the video froze, but I quickly realized that that wasn't the problem. So I thought it was the headphones, which I've had since Christmas and they were only $20. Then I tried with my Dad's headphones and I have the same problem. My tablet is in good condition, as I've only dropped it a couple times on carpet and I never dropped it into any water or anything. But then again, I don't think that would have anything to do with it because it just randomly cut out while playing a YouTube video.

(BTW, I'm using a 8GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook)

Answer:Headphone Jack Not Working Right

I really hope it isn't the case, but it almost sounds like you pushed the internal DAC too hard :s

What did you have plugged into the headphone jack when the issue first happened (when you were playing your guitar)?

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The headphone jack on my new Y 40-80 has been acting up for the last 24 hours or so and nothing I do seems to fix it. When I plug in my headphones and try to listen to music the instrumentals come through perfectly fine but the vocals are all messed up. I have tried with several different headphone pairs as well as testing them all on my friends  Y 40-80 with no issues. When i plug in my computer speakers through the same port the music is played back perfectly normal and the built in computer speakers are still working the way you would expect. I have no clue what could be causing this! Please help!!!!Thanks,Chris

Answer:Y 40-80 Headphone Jack Not Working

Dear chrisadams96,
 
Welcome in Lenovo Community.
 
I would like to confirm that you are using a 3.5 mm combo jack head set that have 3 metal rings around the Jack.
 
If the one that you are using isn't a combo jack headset so i would recommend to use a one.
 
Waiting for your kind reply.
 
Regards,
 
Menna.

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Hey,I have a 5.1 Surround Sound System and I want to listen to music from my laptop on it. I want to wire up a 3.5" Jack (for my laptop) to an RCA connector (for the surround sound system). I know I can buy one but I have 2 of these cables so I might as well wire it myself instead of buying it.3.5" Jack:RCA Connector:I want to make this:ThanksEDIT: Change Pic

Answer:Wire 3.5" Headphone Jack To Rca

rca phono plug to 1/8 stereo plughttp://www.cornwallelectronics.co.ukMark

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ive looked every where. but does anyone know any high street shops that sells headphone adaptors that changes the jack size from 2.5mm to 3.5mm. I would be very grateful if you could send me a link to their website.thanks a million

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Maplins should be able to supply this.click here

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I am using an Acer S7-191 with Windows 8.1, I had the system reinstalled with Windows 8 and updated to 8.1 after an windows update crashed the original system. The problem is I cannot plug headphone to playback. In playback devices, there are only Speaker and Digital Audio HDMI even after I chose to display all disconnected and disabled device. Here are what I have tried:Install all recommended driver on Acer's websteInstall all Windows updatesInstall and reinstall Realtek software and driver on Acer's website (6.0.1.7027 W81 64)Update driver in device managerDisable front panel jack detection in Realtek software provided by Acer (after that no "2nd Output" tab appeared)Check if there is any device unrecognized or with warning mark, none foundChange a headphone to try the connectorUse Realtek official universal software instead of Acer'sI am running out of solutions, anything else I can try before I have to send the unit back? In device manager:  Thanks. 

Answer:S7-191 Headphone Jack not Working

I do apologize to say but it sounds like you have gone through all the troubleshooting I could recommend witout having the system sent in for repair. If the jack is not working when you connect your headphones and they do not show up in the Playback tab, then I would recommend contacting technical support in your region for repair options.





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This seems to be a pretty common problem. I'm working on my friends computer, because his headphone jack isn't working.
He has an Acer Aspire M, with a third-gen i5, 6GB DDR3, Windows 8 64bit, and a Realtek card.

He had been using headphones in the side jack, and they were working fine, but yesterday he plugged them in and they weren't recognized by Windows 8. I checked the playback devices in the control panel, and the default speakers is only reading one internal jack, no external jack. The headphones do not show up in the playback devices list. I installed the latest Realtek codecs, tried uninstalling the devices from the device manager, and checked in the Realtek control panel. Nothing seems to be working. I tried several sets of headphones in the jack, and it is the same deal. I did test his headphones in my computer, and they work perfectly.

I'm kinda at a loss for this...which is sad because I have my CompTIA A+. But any help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows 8 Headphone Jack

Right click your speaker icon click properties

single click playback devices

right click anywhere in the playback tab and select show disbaled deives and show disconnected devices

If its disabled, then re-enable it

if its disconnected then plug in your headphones and see if it changes..

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